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David Bedein

Global Anti-Semitism Forum Has a "New State" to Tackle

Imagine a state with the principles stated below. Will the Global Forum Against Anti-Semit​ism tackle this new anti-Semit​ic state now in formation?, 5/29/2013, 4:58 PM

Assessing Alan Dershowitz' View of Peace

Professor Alan Dershowitz did not base his latest book on what the Palestinian Authority conveys in the Arabic language, in their own media, to their own people, but rather on what he hopes they would be saying., 5/3/2013, 5:59 PM

Fayyad is Hardly a Moderate

A hard look at Salim Fayyad's record paints a very different picture than the one the world has adopted., 4/28/2013, 12:05 AM

Kerry, Do This First

First, conduct a short inquiry to gauge the readiness of the PA for a peace process. The writer suggested these steps to the visiting Canadian PM, but they are just as applicable to Kerry - if not more., 4/11/2013, 9:23 AM

NGO Tells Visiting Canadian FM How to Investigate PA

The Jerusalem-based Israel Resource News Agency, Center for Near East Policy Research, provides the visiting Canadian Foreign Minister with a ten-step process for a long-overdue, thorough inquiry into PA use of foreign aid funds., 4/4/2013, 8:12 AM

The Palestinian Arab Educational Track Record

PA education at your fingertips., 4/2/2013, 11:23 PM

US Military Help to PA Forces Won't Mitigate Violence

There is no reason to assume that US Military Assistance to Palestinian Security Forces will restrain Hamas or mitigate against violence. PA forces have a history of turning on Israelis. , 2/26/2013, 6:48 PM

Archive: Getting to the Issue with Livni

Archive: Philadelphia Bulletin interview with Israel Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's spokesman following Livni=Abbas meeting, September 20, 2006. A sign of things to come if Livni oversees negotiations with Abbas., 2/20/2013, 6:31 AM

Softball Reporting:. An Interview with Fayyad

Instead of giving him an easy time, a Fayyad interview should be aimed at getting answers to the questions about which we really want to hear., 2/2/2013, 11:57 PM

A Moral Imperative to Refuse Illegal Military Orders

Israeli media continue to discuss Naftali Bennett's responses to the question of obeying orders to expel Jews. But Nuremberg set a precedent so that no one can ever use the excuse of “following orders” when it comes to carrying out immoral commands. , 1/1/2013, 11:30 PM

PM Netanyahu Stands Up to Iran - Almost Always

Why does Bibi stand up to Iran at the UN and give in to Iran in Judea and Samaria?, 9/28/2012, 1:57 PM

Warning! New Housing for Migron Families is Unsuitable!

When the government destroyed Gush Katif in 2005, the act itself was a tragedy, but it did not even prepare suitable places for the expellees to go to. For many, the damage is irrevocable. And Israel did not learn from its mistakes on both counts., 8/31/2012, 8:38 AM

The First Day of School in Migron

Their temporary dwellings are not ready, so neither are the nurseries and schools., 8/27/2012, 12:41 PM

It's Not Just the Temple Mount; They Even Claim Susya

A specious Arab "historic connection" to a spot with clear archaeological evidence of Jewish life is contradicted., 8/24/2012, 9:30 AM

The School Year is Starting in the PA

Will Mara Rudman and US AID receive new feedback from the government of Israel to attach conditions to aiding PA and UNRWA education? Or will the US continue funding curricula that incite against Israel? , 8/21/2012, 10:46 AM

An Expert Responds to the Ron Lauder Ad for a PA State

The founder and head of the Israel Resource Center elucidates the unseen consequences of a Palestinian Arab State., 7/8/2012, 5:15 PM

Learn from the Alinskyites

How we can use Alinsky for our own goals. (The opinions in this article are the writer's own)., 6/14/2012, 12:38 AM

Feeding the Hand that Bites You: Israel and Gaza

It is hard to fathom that people who do business with Israel would still want to maintain their war with Israel. Yet that is what is going on here. Why do we let it continue?, 3/24/2012, 10:46 PM

The 2005 Unknown Retreat Map

What were/are the government's plans for Judea and Samaria? Vigilance is needed to see that they scrap the 2005 disaster formula officially., 12/30/2011, 3:42 PM

Four Questions for Fayyad

If Fayyad really does resign, as he has "threatened", don't cry for him, Israel., 11/16/2011, 6:17 AM

The Last Word on "King's Torah"

They admit that they never even read it. You cannot even buy it. The writer, however, reviewed it more than a year ago. Read what he says about it., 7/10/2011, 1:34 PM

The Larger MidEast Picture

An expert's in depth asessment: gaining perspective on the larger picture in Jerusalem., 6/6/2011, 5:28 PM

How to Defeat the Retreat

The writer has a systematic method to defeat the US State Department and Israeli government's retreat plan., 5/18/2011, 12:39 PM

Al Jazeera and Israel's Media

Finally: Al Jazeera affirmation that the PLO speaks out of two sides of its mouth. Had the mainstream media done their job, this would not be news., 1/30/2011, 8:15 AM

Yom Kippur: Never the Same Again

The Yom Kippur war imposed a permanent solemnity on that day for all of Israeli society., 9/13/2010, 9:43 PM

Emanuel: Not an Ethnic Schism

What is happening in Emanuel is not an ethnic schism, rather, the result of a social work policy from 40 years ago., 6/21/2010, 2:40 PM

Communicate Concern to Congress

In addition to the rally in New York to express concern for U.S. Middle East policy, this writer tells readers how to communicate concern to members of the Congress who oversee State Dep't Middle East policies., 4/25/2010, 7:03 AM

European Transfer Force

Breznitz's proposal refers to international involvement like that which led to stability being restored in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where the European task force is in place., 2/4/2007, 5:50 PM

Israel's Expedited Expulsion Plan

Israel is preparing for a unilateral surrender of lands in Judea and Samaria that includes the expulsion of tens of thousands of Israel citizens in order to establish some semblance of a temporary PLO state., 1/25/2007, 6:08 PM

Disengagement Claimed Yuri Stern, of Blessed Memory

Yuri told us that the finest doctors had tried to diagnose the source of his disease and could not find one. Yuri told his doctors that it was the disengagement policy that was killing him., 1/16/2007, 2:18 PM

Politically Correct Holocaust Denial

The heading of Abbas's doctoral thesis was: "Zionist Leadership and the Nazis." The introduction dealt with, among other topics, "the secret ties between the Nazis and the Zionist movement leadership." It further raised doubts that gas chambers were used to kill the Jews., 12/19/2006, 1:41 PM

The American Sanitizing of a Terrorist Group

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel and has met with Fatah leaders. But Fatah operates the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, designated by the US State Department as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) on March 27, 2002. It remains on the US government's terrorism "watch list"., 10/5/2006, 1:46 PM

Olmert: "They Have Never, Never, Never Used Missiles...."

Representatives of 57 American organizations heard Ehud Olmert, in his capacity as the "heir apparent" to the Israeli prime minister, present a false picture of what was occurring on the northern border. , 9/25/2006, 11:53 AM

Witness to Terror: The Twin Towers and the PA

The lecture on the subject of the PA's absorption of Islamic extremism was scheduled for the morning of September 11th, 2001. The first e-mail I received that morning asked which visual aids would be required. Then, the most horrific visual aid appeared outside the window facing east. , 9/11/2006, 12:01 PM

Erasing Israel

The new school books that Mahmoud Abbas has now introduced in the Palestinian Authority school system - run independently of Hamas - represent a curriculum that prepares a new generation of Palestinians to destroy Israel., 8/29/2006, 11:19 PM

Anatomy of Misinformation: Abbas's Referendum

There is no mention whatsoever of a "two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." The document makes no mention of "eastern Jerusalem". The document refers, instead, to all of Jerusalem., 6/8/2006, 10:52 PM

Why They Lost

The Likud and Israel's National Union-National Religious Party lost because they gave the impression to the Israeli public that they cared only about themselves., 3/29/2006, 10:54 AM

The Referendum is Here

Ehud Olmert, the acting prime minister of Israel, has made things quite clear. The March 28th elections are a referendum on the future of Judea and Samaria and on the creation of a sovereign Palestinian Arab nation-state west of the Jordan River. , 3/7/2006, 8:11 PM

The Metamorphosis of Ehud Olmert

In the early 1990s, Ehud Olmert was the quintessential supporter of hard-line Likud politics. , 1/13/2006, 11:18 AM

The Challenge: Educate Opinion Makers

Reach beyond the convinced, and educate opinion makers and decision makers in the US and in Israel as to the dangers of a PLO state. , 1/3/2006, 11:40 PM

Cutting Israel in Half Over Time

The US is dictating policy to Israel and the Israeli government is issuing bland assurances that should have Israel's supporters in the US rather concerned, if only they knew about them. , 12/12/2005, 10:35 PM

Why Netanya?

The PLO secretary-general Marwan Barghouti, now in prison for the first-degree murders of 13 people, calmly told MBC Saudi television why the PLO would justify an attack on Netanya: "This is an area that we have yet to liberate.", 12/5/2005, 11:41 PM

Ariel Sharon Loyalists Unite

Ariel Sharon has organized a party based on loyalty to Ariel Sharon. , 11/23/2005, 5:27 PM

Rockets, Mortars and Fences in the New Year

Israel awakens to a difficult new reality that transcends the perennial debate in Israel over the location of security fences. , 10/9/2005, 10:11 PM

Sharon's Victory: Business Before Security

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon led his Likud party to outflank the Israeli Zionist left and to adopt the unilateral withdrawal platform of the Communist and Arab parties of unilateral handover of land to the PLO. There are times when short term business interests override concerns for national security., 9/29/2005, 11:48 AM

US Pressures Determine Israeli Policy

The United States Department of State has made it clear to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. It wants the Jews out of the Katif district of Gaza by August 15th, with no excuses., 8/10/2005, 1:14 PM

How to Stop the Sharon Plan

There are two hot issues that, if systematically marketed to influence public opinion, could force the Knesset to convene an emergency session in which Israel's lawmakers would have to reconsider the implementation of the plan, pending the convening of an Emergency Disengagement Investigation Commission., 8/3/2005, 9:09 PM

Vive La Difference: From Yamit to Katif

Didn't Ariel Sharon demolish 16 Jewish communities in the Sinai in April, 1982, in his capacity as Israel's Minister of Defense? So why is this removal so different from any other removal?, 7/21/2005, 11:10 PM

20 Questions

The publication and distribution of the premises and text of the Disengagement Plan should be viewed as an important public service, since most people, even in Israel, have never had the opportunity to read the Disengagement Plan and the reasoning behind it., 7/7/2005, 11:55 PM

Waking Up to a New Reality

One morning last week, I came to my office at the press center in Jerusalem at 9:45am and was greeted with two new dissonant realities within minutes., 6/12/2005, 2:26 PM

Write Your Congressman Now!

American citizens often ask what they can do for Israel when they are in touch with their Congressional representatives. Perhaps the most important thing they can do is to challenge the Ten Principles of The U.S. State Department's 2005 Middle East agenda... , 6/5/2005, 1:26 PM

An Appeal to the Conscience of the Jewish Media

As a direct result of the Jewish media not warning the Jewish community of the diaspora of the real message of Abbas, twenty Jewish organizations met with Abbas, not knowing of the virulent message of hatred that emanates from the man who was and is the protege of Yassir Arafat. , 5/29/2005, 11:59 AM

The Democratically Elected Gov't of Israel

Today, supporters of Israel must cope with an unprecedented dilemma, after the prime minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, circumvented the decisions of his own "democratically elected government.", 4/17/2005, 4:42 PM

Farewell to the Pope

Shortly after Pope John Paul II announced that he was coming to Israel with the genesis of the new millennium in Spring 2000, our news agency received a memo from the PLO that the Pope was going to the United Nations refugee camp of Deheishe., 4/5/2005, 9:41 PM

US Law Protects Israeli Human Rights?

The decision of the state of Israel to demolish the homes and villages of 10,000 citizens represents the kind of human rights infraction that is described in the human rights amendment to the US Foreign Assistance Act., 3/27/2005, 9:08 PM

All Quiet on the Northern Front

Olmert's reaction was passionate. He pounded on the podium and exhorted people to examine "Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon as a model which Israel would apply to Gaza and Samaria.", 3/3/2005, 9:37 PM

"Disengagement Plan" Approved? Hardly

In a generation of fast sound bytes and instant news, neither proponents nor opponents seem to know what Ariel Sharon's "Disengagement Plan" is all about., 2/18/2005, 12:37 AM